PEDIATRIC GASTROENTEROLOGY POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP

Position: This postdoctoral residency is within the Division of Psychology in the Institute on Development and Disability (IDD), Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR. This is a 1-year position, with the option of extending to a 2-year position (pending funding and satisfactory performance).

The behavioral health postdoctoral position emphasizes evaluation, consultation, treatment, and research activities within the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology. The post-doctoral fellow will evaluate and provide outpatient and inpatient intervention services to patients with gastrointestinal disorders, including but not limited to Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Functional Abdominal Pain, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Obesity, and Constipation/Encopresis. Patients are referred by their GI provider or seen in the hospital while inpatient. Services will be provided primarily at the Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. Some services may be provided at the Bethany clinic. Evaluations will include clinical interviews and communication of recommendations to members of the multidisciplinary team. Interventions will include cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, behavior management, supportive interventions, and pain management/relaxation training. Training will emphasize collaboration and consultation within the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology focusing on problems that present in outpatient medical care (e.g., non-adherence to the treatment regimen, adjustment to the challenges of having IBD, problems with transitioning from pediatric to adult care, and management of the psychosocial problems that co-occur with IBD and other gastrointestinal conditions). In addition, approximately 1/3 of the position will involve research activities focused on psychosocial screenings in the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology.

The postdoctoral fellow will have access to a multitude of career development opportunities through the Division of Pediatric Psychology, Institute on Development & Disability, and OHSU, including a full range of didactic offerings. Further, opportunities to offer community based training to parents, patients, and service providers are available.

QualificationsApplicants must have: (a) completed their doctoral training from an APA-accredited doctoral program prior to the start date; (b) completed an APA-accredited doctoral internship; and (c) demonstrated strong potential for a career in psychology with an emphasis on integrated behavioral health care, gastroenterology, and/or pediatric psychology. Those with extensive background in behavioral and family-based interventions, child development, and medical/hospital setting-based experiences are likely to be most appropriate for consideration. Strong interpersonal and communication skills are a must.

Salary & Benefits: This position has an annual full-time salary that is currently set at $47,484. Health benefits, two weeks of vacation, two weeks of sick time, and paid holidays are included.

How to Apply: All applications must be submitted via www.ohsujobs.com. Please select the option "Search for Jobs" and enter in the code IRC64672. The position number is A92002.

Applicants should follow the instructions provided and upload the following documentation:

1.       Letter of interest and goals for the post-doctoral year(s)

2.       Curriculum Vita (include awarded or expected date of doctoral degree)

3.       Names of 3 professional references

Review of applications will be ongoing until the position is filled.

Please direct questions about this position to Dr. Michael Harris at harrismi@ohsu.edu